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from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane watch. the watch has been extended. don't be surprised if later today, it is not extended further north up into maryland, maybe new jersey, up into southern new england later this afternoon. 125miles per hour. that makes it a category three storm. it has lost a little steam overnight. still a very formidable, very powerful hurricane. so tracking off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. it will be just off outer banks by overnight thursday into friday morning. so we'll see how things start to go downhill here over the next couple of days. for us, just a hot one. right now, we are in the 70s. 76 at reagan national. 70 in baltimore. 71 for you in ocean city. our forecast is easy. lots of sunshine. it will be hot this afternoon with highs back in the middle 90s. 95 intown. 96 in waldorf. 94, one of the coole
. in virginia, 395, you are still slow. plus five minutes soar to make it from edsall to the seminary exit and we will wrap it up in northeast dc. i give you inbound new york avenue where it looks like we are below speed from the washington times building toward bladensburg road. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama travels to cleveland to lay out his latest economic plan. it involves $180 billion in spending and business tax cuts. mr. obama will argue against extending president bush's income tax peak for the wealthy. today b.p. releases its findings in to the deep water horizon oil spill. the internal investigation was done by b.p.'s safety and operations division. the explosion killed 11 people and spilled 5 million-barrels of oil. >>> today virginia governor bob mcdonnell unveils a new tax plan. it would add a charge to alcoholic drinks at bars an restaurants. it is part of his plan to sell off the state-run abc stores. >>> a ruling on holiday displays at government buildings in loudoun county. we hav
been extended to include the virginia coastline. the storm has weakened. but let's go to vipir. first a quick look at hurricane watch. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, virginia, under a hurricane watch. don't be surprised if this doesn't get extended up into new jersey this afternoon. now to vipir. let's take a look the at storm -- at the storm, maximum winds 125, gusts over 140 and charging off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. likely to keep this intensity as it approaching the carolina coastline overnight thursday and into friday morning and then charge up the coast during the day on friday. so watch this carefully over the next couple of days. locally we're doing fine. today is going to be another hot, sunny day with afternoon high temperatures back into the 90s. currently we're 76 degrees at reagan national. humidity 65%. winds shifting later out of the south here at about 5 miles per hour. but all in all, not a bad day. 95 degrees the afternoon high with a lot of sunshine. one more hot afternoon and then we'll start a cooldown which will include 80s this w
't undock. >>> woman executed. a woman convicted in a double murder is put to death in virginia, the first woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the syste
from virginia beach. >> reporter: we're here where they're still plucking people out of the water from hurricane danielle and the rip currents and waves that that storm generated. hurricane watches are posted for this area and evacuations in some areas under way already. we'll have the latest forecast track on hurricane earl and the most news in the morning continues. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. storm preparations are under way right now all along the east coast with hurricane earl fast approaching. earl is passing near the turks and caicos islands this morning. it's just been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane with 125-mile-an-hour winds. still pretty fast. >> oh, yeah. north carolina is on notice because of earl. authorities have ordered tourists and people living there to leave the barrier islands. one of them is accessible only by ferry. also cape look outnational seashore. earl is on track to brush by the carolina coast by tomorrow night and the hurricane watch is up along the outer banks as well. >> fema is urging people to stock up on supplies and have an
this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
supplies. also, virginia coast, also on hurricane watch now, the navy as well getting ready. they are moving a destroyer out to calmer waters right outer loop p trying to get out of earl's way. rob marciano is there for news virginia beach for us now. rob, tell us the best you can tell us about when it might get to where you are and other people are along the coast and are we talking about a direct hit just yet? >> well, that's a possibility. it has been possibility the whole time, t.j. what we have been hoping for really hasn't happened. we have been hoping for more easterly progression of the forecast track. it keeps getting shifted to the west ask that means that north carolina, virginia, and the delmarva, and the northeast haven't been taken out of that forecasting margin of error, cone of uncertainty. it is a possibility to get a direct hit. even if that major hurricane gets within 50 miles of the coastline, or 100 miles of the coastline, that's going to put some hurt on virginia and chesapeake bay area and certainly the outer banks which you mentioned has some evacuati
that is -- but i pray that is not true. i pray that is not true. i pray my junior colleague from virginia is correct when he says the one thing we cannot allow to change are the values upon which this couny is built. for if that were to occur, then they would be able to declare victory. genuine victory. i predict to you that one thing has chand, though, i respectfully suggest that the way of life of present and future terrorists has changed forever. thfuture of organized terrorist cellis abt to welcome the 21st century in a way th they never anticipate anticipated. for in this dastardly act they may have done what no other group of people could possibly have done, and that is unite the civilized world, unite our allies in europe who share our values, unite our russian friends, our chinese friends, unite the world. because that image of that plane smashing into the second to you we're has reverberated around the world, and every leader in every country can picture the same thing happening there their nation. i recently visited china with three of my colleagues. there are buildings in china
. and then he'll be on to virginia. more of the same. it's the battle for the bushes, you might argue. can the president sway swing voters in the mid terms? wendell goler will have the latest on that strategy. >>> and have you heard about this sky? cody brown, the newest breakout reality television star, butsy getting a whole lot more attention than perhaps he wanted as the star of helicopter sister wives" on tlc, he has four, count them, four, spouses, some 13 kids, and he is flaunting a polygamist lifestyle. >> my name is cody brown and you've got to meet my family. i'm a polygamist, but we're not the polygamists you think you know. i have three awesome wives, mary, janelle, and christie. >> gregg: he's since add add fourth. will authorizes prosecute him? should they? we'll debate it. jen let's take a live look at demoines, iowa, president obama now trying to fire up the democratic base ahead of the midterm elections. there he is. so he's hitting the suburbs to meet constituents, face to face. wendell goler is live at the white house with this story, wendell. >> reporter: jenna, the pres
in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are here to tell you today that we have been listening, and we've heard you. >> reporter: in
on 270 has been shut down. it is backed up all the way into virginia for the present time. we are still trying to get more information on exactly what transpired, how many were injured, and what hospitals that went to. as soon as we get more information on this, we will update you. >> we will check back with you. we are learning more tonight about what the baltimore teachers union is calling a landmark agreement on a new teacher contract that will affect more than 6000 city teachers. >> it appears it will be a contract for city teachers are paid more based on performance and not seniority. tim tooten is live in northeast baltimore where the announcement is about to be made. >> here at the city neighbors charter high school in east baltimore, is the old hamilton middle school. this is where is the mayor, and union leaders about to give details. here is what has been called landmark. it gives teachers an opportunity to make more money based on their performance as well as their time on the job. last spring, state lawmakers approved a new violation system for teachers, based in part on stu
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
, the previous generation. host: nelson from west virginia. if you are from generation x, or generation y, we want to hear from you, since you will be in europe in the world -- you will be inheriting the world from the baby boom generation. and those folks that came out of the world war ii years, if you would like to talk about the baby boomers and what you left them, that would be an interesting conversation as well. the next call is from wisconsin, ron on the democrats line. ron, what generation are you in? caller: high may boomer -- i'm a boomer, born in 1947 and i think the article is way off balance. i think the contribution of the boomers goes beyond any of the other generations in the fact that people nowadays can actually say no, instead of just marching in lockstep with what happened up until the 1960's. we could say, hey, wait a second, something is wrong, and to make changes. and these changes really shaped present generations. and i think if anything, the present generation are the ones that are released boyle, undereducated, and really do not have a direction. -- are really spoil
. >> and now for>> sports. >> collegefootball, big upsets keep on coming, don't they? number 13 virginia tech losing to james madison at home, mind you. ran for two touchdowns, threw for another one and the final madison coach, mathews calls it the biggest win in school history and this is an scs team formerly division two. to south bend the game of the game. michigan and notre dame. to rudolph, 95 yard score and it's the michigan quarterback robinson stealing the headlines 502 yards total offense and measured michigan wins a tight one. and let's talk nfl. the 91st season of the nfl officially underway and break it downhat teams to look out or. big daddy of the nfl, richard delgato, president and ceo of coastal advisors insurance, good to see you, big daddy. >> you, too. you were down in new orleans for the big game. saints and vikings, a boring game as you and i were speaking about. beforehand the players walk out and both teams line up and both have the number one up in the air. this is solidarity among the players union. is there a chance we face a strike and have no footbtall this time n
carolina and extreme southeast virginia early thursday morning, just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact and the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocrocoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well the evacuations are of course are the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on "today" as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far off
eastern virginia and then again, come friday, a threat to southeast new england, mainly the cape. a little early to tell specifically for the cape, but they're doing the right thing in the carolinas, getting the tourists out of the area. bill: it's moving at a pretty quick clip. 16 miles an hour, that's almost lightning speed for a storm this size. what are you telling the folks in north carolina that are watching now? >> reporter: well, it's actually a fairly typical speed as one comes down there and i don't think it will speed up a whole lot until it gets even with them. the watches that are currently in effect are going to have to be upgraded sometime today to a warning. they're doing all the right actions, they've been getting the people alerted as of yesterday, and they're starting to move the high risk communities that only have one way out and flood at a very low tide, they're already having those folks move, so i think we're in good shape on the sense of what the threat is in the market carolina, southeast virginia area. bill: bill, thank you very much. i know you guys are working
's interesting, you know, it's the same thing that happened to green in west virginia where popular governor is now finding to be a tough fight in a state where barack obama is not popular. in florida, you get a cross fire. >> we're going to invite all three of them to join us in the situation room between now and november 2. we're going to invite all of the senate candidates to join us. because the voters have a right to take a look at these candidates. so thanks very much, david, for that. >>> by the way, we have more poll numbers coming in on key battle ground states in california, in illinois, and alaska. this new cnn/"time" magazine poll, stand by, we'll share those numbers. some will, in fact, surprise you. >>> up next, we eerl going 're update you on the horrific bus crash in washington, d.c. people are trapped right now. we have a producer on the scene. then, major victory for emergency workers on the scene in the harrowing moments after the 9/11 terror attacks. new information coming in from capitol hill. >>> we've been following this bus crash outside of washington, d.c. in bethesd
the east coast. virginia and maryland, you get it friday morning into friday night, and weaken to a category 2 most likely. jersey shore friday night into early saturday morning. then it weakens again most likely to a category 1. then rolls to long island, into cape cod saturday and saturday night and maine into sunday. watch those rip currents. much more weather ahead in a couple minutes. we'll send it back to you in new york. >> dave, thanks. >>> after seven long years president obama formally ended the u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech he declared it was time to turn a page and focus on problems back here at home in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was speaking last night from the oval office to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their current. >> reporter: th
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
you think -- host: next call is richmond, virginia. go ahead. caller: what does your guest think china's preference would be? what would china like to see happen? guest: they have been relatively quiet. they are hesitant to press north korea. they see that as an internal development. china's greater concern is north korea's behavior. they continue to play like north korea's lawyer in the u.n. council. they are trying to be on both sides of the fence at the same time. they are trying to say they are behaving as a responsibly stake holder at the same time, they undermine the affect of the u.n. sanctions to get north korea to abide by the sanctions and give up weapons. host: north texas on the republican line. caller: good morning. they had a nuclear test in some cave up north. are they really a nreally a power? guest: they did have an unsuccessful test but they have unsuccessful test but they have had a successful test. we know they are able to test a device. there's uncertainty to the degree to which they've weaponized. most don't think they have miniaturized any warhead so it wo
and at stake is a 50-year-old virginia law that said we can ban that. that is a violation of the first amendment. it's not a violation of the first amendmentment and in a ruling a-4. justice o'connor said that's right, because the only reason that that speak is being made is to harm. >> bill: to intimidate. >> to intimidate people. >> bill: the same argument i believe can be made here. if the supreme court ruled that you can't have a public display that intimidates. the intention of it is to harm. certainly, burning the holy book of more than 3 million americans, muslim americans is meant to harm them, emotionally. and intimidate. >> and is very likely continue to cite violence. >> bill: so why hasn't this legal challenge been brought up? >> it's interesting because right now they could bring it up on an issue of public safety. however, the majority of opinion here would say they would have to actually burn this and have something happen and then they would act in and step in on it. >> bill: as soon as they lit the match and put it to the paper they could shut it down. >> and public no
you look at those numbers in virginia, when you look at them in new jersey, when you look at them in, all states obama carried by his national average or better, you just do the math turning whiter. and i think the question for the future is that the people who are like the -- are the republicans if they get a majority in the house, if they get a strong bargaining position in the senate, are they prepared to advance and perhaps achieve public policies that are going to work as public policy and that are going to commit voter ovations in subsequent elections. i think that's an open question. if they of. it's field politics are not assured of success. i do think however that in more than any other time i've been following polics, voters are open to a vast cut back in the size and scope of government in a way that they haven't had in most past years. they are aware that the obama mocrats have hugely increased it. minority leader john peters called the other day to say let's go back to 2008 spending levels. it's actually at the intelligence staf in the right direction because most people
conservative district. democrats that barely one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. wher
troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential partners. new markets for our goods stretch
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for any party that supported small government. i was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies, as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: by disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we will move on. ellen, pennsylvania. cal
carolina, maryland and virginia. plus a tropical storm warning just issued for long island, new york. the storm expected to reach north carolina tonight and then head up the east coast. take a look at this picture of earl taken by nasa from the international space station. we will have a live report from north carolina and a full forecast with janice dean, the weather machine, that's all coming up during the show. >> finally the space station is paying off. >> by the way, that's a well defined storm. those things are dangerous. the surfers are out there. they shouldn't be. >> i know. you tell them. less than four hours from now, palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will meet face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point see
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
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of a nuclear attack in the past in the mountains of virginia not t far from washington by helicopter ride. any indication that the president may have to go to one of those facilities? >> reporter: we have not yet heard that, tom. i asked that question and the response was we're not going there, meaning responding to my question, not necessarily traveling there. but they obviously are on the highest state of alert. they understand the magnitude of this. they understand that the american people now are going to be waiting and watching for a response from washington, other than what the president gave in florida. as you might expect, even our most sophisticated communications 2001 era, it is stl extremely difficult trying to get any nds of information. the cell phones are down. many of the hard lines are down. but i've been assured by peoplo at the white house and at the pentagon that, in fact, they are in touch with each other and have the situation as under control best they can. but like all of us, they simply don't know yet who did this. >> tim, you talked about porter goss. obviously, the ca
party's pledge to america. will it help them take back congress? jonathan karl is in sterling, virginia, where the announcement will be made later. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the republicans are coming out here to try to do what they did when they won the house in 1994, which is to offer a specific plan of action for a republican congress. republicans spent much of the past two years, opposing president obama's big initiatives. >> you can't. >> we're the party of no. on this bill, hell, no. >> the party of no? we're the party of hell no. >> reporter: now, house republicans are coming up with a pledge to america. in order to get to the party of know and what they call a new governing agenda for america. what they would do if they were in control of congress. at the top of the list, permanently extend the bush tax cut, all of them. cancel all unspent stimulus spending. as off today, $258 billion of the $814 billion of the stimulus has not been spent. repeal the obama health care bill. replacing it with republican proposals, including limits on malpractice lawsuits. block obama's pl
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
. virginia's coast part of the hurricane watch and evacuations are under way on north carolina's island. janice dean is live for us in the extreme weather center tracking this storm. is the extreme weather center different from the regular weather center? >> it is hyped up. we are amped up for the storm. you know during the election time, they call tsay too close call. we don't know where it's going. we know it's going to come very close to the northeast and mid-atlantic coast line. but we don't have an exact landfall. if it's going to make landfall at all. it could actually just hug that coastline and bring hurricane force winds from cape hatteras all the way up to coastal maine so let's take a look at this storm. 5:00 a.m. advisory, they did bump it down to a category 3 but i don't want you to pay attention to that because we're still dealing with a major hurricane. it's going through some fluctuations, we could see it amp back to a category 4 storm within the next several hours. already starting to see some colder cloud tops so what that tells me is this storm is strengthening and w
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
the candidates that could possibly challenge the democratic majority. host: all right. virginia. joe, you say, no. why? caller: i am not over all happy with what is going on. the reason why i say that is we -- even with the tea party candidates, the only thing we would do is slow down the change. there has not really been any change. understand,don't that i find quite pertinent, with as much discontent as there is from voters -- voting with former democratic candidates as well as republican candidates, while a third party hasn't developed as in with what ross perot? i'm afraid the tea party candidate would do nothing more than to split the votes, we're in a general election the democrats would come back on top. host: on our 20 page -- twitter page -- that comes from helen. san diego. joanne. you say, yes, you are happy with the tea party-backed candidate. caller: i am thrilled. we have a great slate in california with carly fiorina alabama and meg whitman -- host: what she tea party? caller: i have to confess i have not gone out to one of the events, but i am thrilled that people in our country a
and everything will trickle down. >> the candidates running in the virginia race are tom periello freshman democrat, elected in a wave of victories during obama's victory in 2008, and against him is challenger robert -- republican state senator from chatham, the seventh part of the district, and jeff parker, tea party member and independent businessman from the danville area. this race is getting a lot of national attention because republicans see periello as one of the most vulnerable democrats in congress, he represents a somewhat conservative district and he voted in favor of obama's major initiatives -- health care, capt. trade, stimulus, so on. and two years ago he was elected by the smallest margin of any congressional race in the country. they think -- the republicans are seeing this as a pickup but democrats, however, say tom perriello is a fighter, very tough campaigner and because he supported the same initiatives that he is getting support of national democrats just like national republicans are trying to taken down. in 2008, perriello, a young lawyer from charlottesville, he ch
on to virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: yes. we have where i live at we have three pen ten sharies here and there's over a thousand inmates there. and the state -- the tax people pay i hear anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 a year. and that's not right for us to pay that kind of money for -- to how's those inmates. host: how many jobs do you think those three produce for that area? caller: very few. host: whether or not do you say that? caller: because it's a low income county and stuff. the only thing that keeps our county going is the coal mines and stuff. host: ok. did you have more to add? caller: i would just like, like i said, $25,000 that taxpayers pay to keep the inmate in jail. and just like i said, they need to get those inmates out and bring our soldiers back home from afghanistan and train those prisoners over there for two or three weeks and send them over there. host: according to the national public radio, in 2006 the it cost about $68 billion for corrections. the average cost per state inmate was $22,000 or about $62 per day among facilities operated by the federal b
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